The number of people who actively use Opera browser on their Android smartphones has doubled, reaching 100 million, in just 12 months. Opera Software also claims its browser now connects more than 350 million people to the internet worldwide, according to a press statement.
Nearly 30% of all Opera users are active on Android and current Android active user numbers are twice as many as one year ago. Figures show that Opera has succeeded in low/medium level smartphone market with its data compressing browsers.
Opera Software CEO Lars Boilesen says; “We are working hard to make fast, secure and easy-to-use web browsers, and I am very happy that we now have over 100 million smartphone customers around the world. We want to create a connected world, where people have access to information, and the mobile web is absolutely crucial to this goal.”
Opera Mini is Norvegian company’s most popular Android browser, followed by Opera for Android and Opera Max. Opera Mini shrinks webpages by almost 90% from the original size. Opera Max optimizes data usage for more affordable browsing experience.
India, China, Indonesia, Russia and Mexico are the top 5 countries in terms of the number of Opera users.